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Phonics

What is Phonics? 

 

Phonics is a method used for teaching children to read letters (graphemes) or groups of letters by saying the sound (phonemes) they represent. 

 

Vocabulary  Definition 
digraph A type of grapheme where two letters represent one Phoneme i.e. see.
grapheme  A letter, or combination of letters, that corresponds to a single phoneme within a word. 
phoneme A phoneme is the smallest unit of sound. 
split digraph  Two letters that are not next to one another i.e. cake.
trigraph A type of grapheme where three letter represent one phoneme i.e. high.

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